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Non-equilibrium stationary states in quantum systems

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Ueltschi, UC Davis
Location: 493 Kerr
Start time: Tue, Oct 29 2002, 3:10PM

Two reservoirs of quantum fermionic particles are brought into contact by means of a local interaction. We study the flows of energy and particles from one reservoir to the other. A perturbative expression allows to characterize these flows, and to compare them with the predictions of Thermodynamics. In particular, we establish that the entropy production is strictly positive.